A Commitment to Conservation

History

One of Africa’s youngest countries, Namibia has demonstrated a commitment to conservation from its foundation. After attaining its independence in 1990, from South Africa’s then-apartheid government, the new country embedded a focus on natural resources, healthy ecosystems, and biodiversity for the benefit of both people and wildlife directly into its constitution.

Monitoring relocated cheetahs on NamibRand Nature Reserve

Over the past 30 years, the Namibian government has reaffirmed this commitment, supporting a well-managed network of 13 national parks, one of the world’s most successful community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) programmes, and some internationally recognised private nature reserves. Today, more than 44% of Namibia is under conservation management.

The NamibRand Conservation Trust

The NamibRand Conservation Trust was established in March 2020 in order to facilitate the acquisition of land for conservation and to raise funds for the Environment.